Texas Basketball: Ron Holland commits to Longhorns, Chris Beard

On3 imageby:Joe Tipton11/05/22


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On3 Consensus five-star recruit Ron Holland will remain in-state, committing to Texas and Chris Beard.

The 6-foot-8 class of 2023 power forward out of Duncanville (Texas) High ultimately chose the Longhorns over Arkansas and UCLA. He also received offers from Kentucky, Memphis, Oregon, Kansas, Auburn, Houston, and others.

He is Texas’ first commitment in the 2023 class.

Holland is the No. 9 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 1 power forward and the No. 1 player in the state of Texas.

Holland on his commitment to Texas

“I chose Texas because I feel it’s the best fit and I can accomplish my goals on and off the court,” Holland said to On3. “The bonus is that it’s home for me. They will be losing a lot of guys so that gives me a bigger opportunity to go there and get done what I need to get done.”

What type of player is Texas getting in Ron Holland, in his own words? 

“UT is getting a high level, energetic guy that has winning habits. A great teammate and a great person on and off the court.”

Holland has has a message for Texas fans. 

“For my UT fans out there, I’m staying home. Let’s rock out.🤘🏽”

On3 NIL Valuation

Holland currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $438,000, which ranks 11th overall in high school basketball. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

Scouting Summary

It is the motor for Holland; that is what you notice first. He has good positional size, but it is how hard he plays – on both ends – that gets people talking. Holland has performed at the highest levels, with Team USA, on Nike’s EYBL circuit, and at Duncanville High. Coming into his junior season, the question mark was the skill set; he has shown some improvement. While the jump shot is still below average, he can use the dribble to get downhill, and he’s developed confidence in his pull-up jumper. Holland is great in transition; he plays above the rim and has the upside to be an excellent defender – both on and off the ball. Production and winning that is what he has done for a while.